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Xilinx ships out 90nm Spartan-3 family lineup

Posted: 03 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:xilinx? spartan-3? xc3S50? xc3S200? xc3S400?

Xilinx Inc. announced that it is shipping five members of its Spartan-3 family in volume production, including the XC3S50, XC3S200, XC3S400, XC3S1000 and XC3S1500 devices.

The company said that the 90nm Spartan-3 platform is the world's lowest-cost FPGA, offering unrivaled price points with more density and performance features than any other device in its class. The products feature a combination of block and distributed RAM, up to 784 I/Os, MicroBlaze 32-bit RISC soft processors and XtremeDSP functionality with dedicated 18 x 18 multipliers that deliver up to 330 billion multiply and accumulates (MACs) per second. Additionally, the Spartan-3 devices support 24 leading I/O standards, including PCI, DDR, LVDS and RSDS.

"The tremendous I/O and logic cost advantages of Spartan-3 FPGAs have led to record demand for the family," said Kapil Shankar, senior director of the General Products Division at Xilinx.

The XC3S50, XC3S200 and XC3S400 devices with 50,000, 200,000 and 400,000 system gates, respectively, are available for less than $6.50. The XC3S1000, with one million system gates, is available for under $12. Meanwhile, the XC3S1500 with 1.5 million system gates is priced at under $20.

Available for $99, the Spartan-3 Starter Kit is a low cost development system that provides instant access to the complete platform capabilities of the Spartan-3 family. It provides all the elements needed to develop, debug and complete a design, including software, JTAG programming cables and training material.

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